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Animal Friends offers reward for finding Clairton dog shooter

| Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

Animal Friends is offering $500 for information leading to the conviction of the person who shot a mixed breed dog in the face this month in Clairton.

Cash, an older dog whose age is unknown, was turned over to Animal Friends after he was found wandering near East Drive on Aug. 2. The dog had been shot twice. One bullet shattered his jaw and another entered his cheekbone and narrowly missed his eye.

Cynthia Horner, the dog's owner, said Cash ran away while her children were giving him a bath in the backyard. Animal Friends officials describe the dog as "very friendly" and a "well-socialized and happy dog."

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Animal Friends' humane officers at 412-847-7065.

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